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MAKING LIVES BETTER: The Mud ‘n’ Tars Motorcycle Club presented the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation with funds raised.

MAKING LIVES BETTER: The Mud 'n' Tars Motorcycle Club presented the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation with funds raised.

Michael Simmons-victorharbortimes

MAKING LIVES BETTER: The Mud ‘n’ Tars Motorcycle Club presented the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation with funds raised.

There are sporting clubs that work hard to just survive, raising funds for the costs that are associated with running their respective organisations.

But then there are clubs such as the Mud ‘n’ Tars Motorcycle Club that continue to not just raise funds for its members, race tracks and facilities, but to also give money to a foundation that does so much for the Fleurieu community.

The Mud ‘n’ Tars Motorcycle Club held its annual Poker Run on Saturday, November 7 and with more than 80 taking part, it raised in excess of $15,000.

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The 80 motor cyclists travelled the length and breadth of the Fleurieu to raise money for a worthy local cause.

At the end of the journey a special presentation was made by the Mud ‘n’ Tars Motorcycle Club president Wade Sweet to the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation at the Royal Family Hotel in Port Elliot of a mock cheque for $14,500. With more funds to roll in from sponsorship and T shirts the number is certain to grow beyond $15,000.

“We had more than 100 sponsors, which was a record for our annual Poker Run event,” Wade Sweet said.

“We thank all those sponsors and in particular Kennett Builders, who are a our gold sponsor. We received a great response from sponsors and our members for the Poker Run and we all had a great time doing it.

“Vlasta Krejcir and Mel Crawford did a fantastic job getting the sponsors on board and we have no hesitation in supporting the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.

“It is an organisation that does so much for our community and for those who suffer from cancer. We know if any of us need cancer treatment, the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation will be here to support us.”

The Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation is run by volunteers and receives no government funding. Its main cost is the running of three cars, which takes those suffering from cancer to Adelaide for treatment.

The Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation president Ian McCallum said the funds raised would be invaluable to the foundation.

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“During the three months of July, August and September we have completed 181 trips to Adelaide, transporting 354 patients for cancer treatment at a cost of $1080 per month.

“I would like to thank the members of the Mud ‘n’ Tars Motorcycle Cub for their very generous support and this will enable us to keep providing our service,” Mr McCallum said.

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